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Aileoita

The Aileoita is a beautifully crafted surf charter boat, specially designed from the ground up, by a surfer for surfers, specifically for a safety, comfort, and convenience standard, which is a step above the rest. Aileoita has been featured prominently in a number of Mentawai Islands related articles and features in a variety of publications and web sites all over the world. Aileoita’s crew are one of the most experienced crews available with a track record that is second to none, and consistently deliver their guests the trip of a life time. By request, the Aileoita is also available to take trips up to North Sumatra.

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RATES
WHOLE GROUP STANDARD CHARTER:
2014 trips: USD 33,500

SINGLE SURFER:
2014 trips: USD 3,550 per surfer

Fuel Surcharge for North Sumatra trips (Telo, Nias, Hinako, Pulau Banyak, and Simeuleu):
2014 trips: USD 2,000

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ACCOMODATION
Accommodation on board is in 5 private twin share cabins. Six of the Ten large beds are wide enough to comfortably accommodate a couple. The other four beds are large enough too.
The main salon area has spacious sofas, with a big high quality TV, video equipment and a stereo system. There is full air conditioning throughout the interior and in each individual cabin.
The Aileoita has an immense back deck with wrap-around benches and a roof, and there is more than enough space for hanging out, and waiting for a bite on the trolling gear.
The staff on the Aileoita includes the captain, a mechanic, a chef, two deck hands, and a highly qualified surf guide, Sebastian Imizcoz, or Johann, both trained by long time surf guide guru, Jordan Heuer.

EQUIPMENT & SPECIFICATIONS
• radar, depth sounder, gps,VHF/HF radio, 220V generator.
• life jackets, flares, EPIRB, first aid kit.
• 14 foot fiberglass tender with a 25 HP outboard engine, and back up 15 hp engine.
• cruising speed of 9 – 11 knots and is powered by two 180 HP engines perfectly suited to attain its optimal hull speed.
• 2 engines = much greater safety at sea, as well as increased speed, but also higher fuel costs.

(When looking into different boats for your next mentawai vacation, and how they are priced, please keep this in mind. Aileoita is competively priced with several single engine boats, despite it’s higher fuel consumption.)

PACKAGES
The Charter includes:
• 11 day / 12 night accommodation & surfing on Aileoita
• Airport transfers to/from Padang Airport with boards.
• Full catering, soft drinks, snacks, juices, and sodas.
• Use of onboard equipment.
• Use of tender for photography.
• 1 case of beer pp – extra beer available upon request.
• Harbor permits.
• Access to the best waves in the world.
• An accomplished surf guide
• Use of fishing gear.
• Professional photography: 1 CD with your surfing photos + 1 CD with scenic and lifestyle photos

The Charter does not include:
• USD 25 VISA fee payable inside the airport
• USD 40 Mentawai Government retribution fee
• Wine and spirits available at an additional cost upon request
• Tipping the crew is not mandatory but appreciated – the suggested tip is 10% of the cost of each persons charter prices and is distributed evenly among the crew members.

Standard Trip = 11 days of surfing – 12 nights on the boat
Longer/shorter packages are available upon request
Surf Charter Boat / Resort custom combo packages on request
Professional Photography package: USD 3,300 per 11 days / 12 nights for 10

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